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September 9th was a very busy day in Parismatch Junior Hockey League as it featured 13 games. We take a look at all of them in this daily review on JHL official website.
Avto Yekaterinburg shutout Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk the day before but the visitors had no desire to leave the city with no points. First period of play of the second game between the teams was intense and both sides had equal number of scoring chances. Alexander Fomintsev batted one home tennis-style past Viktor Seliverstov but the referees waved it off after video review due to high sticking. Home team managed to get on the board after Alexander Tertyshny’d gotten a penalty. Alexander Fyodorov took a hasty shot but it went in as the goaltender was screened by a maze of players.
Chelyabinsk got back even late in regulation. A long passing play led to a short-side snipe by Maxim Shabanov. Vitaly Solovyov’s men were closer to finish the game in overtime and Seliverstov had to make several huge saves to force shootout. However, Avto still prevailed as Ilya Ovchinnikov scored the winner.
Russkie Vityazi faced a Chinese team in Chekhov. ORG Juniors lost their first two games by a blowout and continued their tour around Moscow Region. As expected, home team created several scoring chances early on and capitalized on one of them eight minutes in – rookie Kirill Kondyrev scored his first career JHL goal. Early in the second period home team killed off a penalty, which was followed by Alisher Mubarakshin getting a minor. Yegor Zubov sent on past Joona Rajala on the ensuing powerplay to double the lead. 18-year-old Zubov also celebrated his first goal in the league.
Soon after that Russkie Vityazi got a long 5-on-3 and didn’t let it go to waste either – Ivan Zinchenko netted one off assists by Semyon Demidov and Filat Zotov. Moscow Region further extended their lead in the third frame. Captain Grigory Khrapsky and Vyacheslav Sarayev got a tally each. Russkie Vityazi win their first game of the season 5-0 as Daniil Chechelev posts 16 saves for a shutout.
First period of play between Kuznetskie Medvedi and Reaktor Nizhnekamsk turned out to be quite eventful. Novokuznetsk had the lead twice as Bulat Zagidulin and Grigory Rudakov found the back of the net, while the visitors got two equalizers from Bulat Shambazov and Rail Mustafin. The visitors got their first lead of the game seven minutes into the second frame as Andrei Chivilev hit the twine. The 3-2 score lasted till early minutes of the third stanza when 17-year-old Mark Maskayev scored his debut goal in Parismatch Junior Hockey League and once again tied it up on the board.
Home team really picked up the pace in the second half of the third period, while Nizhnekamsk weren’t ready for such turn of events. As a result, they allowed three goals in seven minutes. Bulat Zagidulin scored a shorthanded goal, while Vladislav Repin and Sergei Yudin got even-strength markers. In the end, Kuznetskie Medvedi won 6-3.
Sibirskie Snaipery did excellent in the first period of the game against Sputnik Almetyevsk. Nothing was going right for the visitors, while Novosibirsk scored two goals by the fourth minute as Yegor Verkhorubov and Roman Papst found the back of the net. Soon after that Almetyevsk got their first penalty of the game and the ‘Snipers’ converted on it – Mikhail Romayev scored his 3rd of the season.
Novosibirsk added two more goals to their lead in the second period – Sergei Dubakin and Vladimir Oparko further improved the margin on the scoreboard. To Almetyevsk’s credit, they proved to be a never-quitting team. Once again they didn’t give up and solved Bogdan Nefyodov – Aidar Galimov put one past him. Sputnik scored two more before the time ran out – Andrei Sholgin and Mikhail Fadeyev got the markers. However, that was as close as they could get. Sibirskie Snaipery beat Sputnik for the second consecutive time.
Tolpar Ufa faced Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk in the second game of the back-to-back series. First period featured few goals but a lot of penalties. Nikita Goloschapov and Maxim Bolsunovsky got off-setting minors for roughing nine minutes in. Ufa looked a better team and took twice as many shots as the opposition. Magnitogorsk opened up the scoring with a shorthanded marker – Alexei Sakharov finished off a counter-attack to put Yuri Panov’s team in the lead.
Ufa managed not only tie the game up but get in the lead before the second intermission. They scored both of their goals on a powerplay – Tolpar top-scorer Danil Alalykin got both tallies. That was followed by another penalty and Ruslan Gospodynko put Magnitogorsk back in the lead, as Dmitry Sheshin got the equalizer a bit earlier. Ufa weren’t happy about that and a few shifts later Danil Aimurzin scored his first career JHL goal to send the game to overtime. Extra period solved nothing and the visitors won in the shootout. Mikhail Kasalinsky scored the winner.
Altay Ust-Kamenogorsk visited Ladiya Togliatti. First two goals of the game took place late in the opening period. First Yegor Bystrov fired one upstairs with a huge one-timer to put Togliatti in the lead and then the visitors got a late marker from Stas Petrosyan, who skated to the middle of the ice and left no chance to Artyom Zabrodin. Ladiya had the momentum on their side in the second frame and converted on two man-advantages in a row – Stanislav Rangayev and Artyom Yakutov found the back of the net. The latter scored his first career JHL goal.
Just as the visitors winded it back to a 1-goal differential with German Shaporev’s tally, Togliatti got two more powerplay tallies – Andrei Kolyagin and Dmitry Semenovsky made it a 5-2 hockey game. Petrosyan scored his second of the afternoon late in regulation but Ladiya still had the last word in this one – the very same Kolyagin scored on the empty net. Togliatti win 6-3 on home ice.
First game of the back-to-back rivalry series between JHC Spartak and JHC Dynamo took place in Moscow. The red-and-white did well in their first two games of the year, while Dynamo was making their season debut – they were the last team to get into the competition. Five minutes in Bogdan Lvutin pounced on the rebound and opened scoring as Yegor Kravchenko drew an assist. Both teams were down a man at the time and when they went back to playing full-strength, Ruslan Novruzov improved the lead to 2-0 for Spartak.
Dynamo had two powerplay opportunites in the second period and managed to convert on one of them. However, Spratak coaching staff requested a video review and the goal was waved off due to goaltender interference on the play. The blue-and-white ran into a penalty problem and at one point found themselves killing off a 5-on-3. Ivan Kulikov was swapped for the extra-attacker late in regulation but Dmitry Kulikov (no relation between the two) posted 27 saves for a shutout and Spartak won the first game of the series 2-0.
After two periods of play, it certainly looked that Mamonty Yugry were in for a blowout loss. Semyon Astashevsky sent one past Ilya Stupin in the opening frame, while Albert Alikov and Arseny Gritsyuk helped Omskie Yastreby establish a 3-0 lead in the second.
Omsk were en route to a solid win but Khanty-Mansiysk showed teeth in the final stanza. With 90 seconds remaining on the clock Ivan Ezhov solved Georgy Dubrovsky and 51 seconds later Artyom Faizullin brought ‘Mammoths’ back to within one. Home team already had six attackers on the ice at the point but the ‘Hawks’ made no mistakes in the remaining 48 seconds of regulation. Omskie Yastreby once again win 3-2 in Khanty-Mansiysk. Amazingly, not only the final score is the same in both game but also the man who scored the game-winning goal – Arseny Gritsyuk!
Unlike the day before, Snezhnye Barsy Nur-Sultan grabbed the momentum right from the get-go. Maxim Musorov opened up the scoring 11 minutes in as he converted on a powerplay. Kazakhstan team improved the lead by two five minutes later. However, home team did better late in the period. Nikita Savelyev solved Vilen Prokofyev with three minutes remaining on the clock and Orenburg spent the last few shifts in the offensive end. Sarmaty were close to burying another one from the slot but Snezhnye Barsy managed to keep it out.
Maxim Musorov scored his second of the game in the following period with yet another powerplay tally, while Sarmaty responded with a snipe by Nikita Savelyev. Early in the third stanza Daniil Katayev brought it all back to even. Orenburg struggled on a powerplay. Late in regulation Snezhnye Barsy got two penalties in a row. Notably, Vladislav Saiko got a 5-minute major. Nevertheless, Sarmaty couldn’t convert on the man-advantage and almost allowed a goal on a counter-attack. Just as the day before, the game went past regulation time. However, this time it went all the way to the shootout, in which home side prevailed. Sarmaty win 4-3 and get their revenge.
Taifun Primorie Region looked fatigued after two high-scoring games against SKA-Varyagi St. Petersburg. Unlike their rivals, JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg didn’t let the visitors create almost anything as they took just 17 shots on Makar Chufarov. Dynamo netminder allowed just one goal – midway through the second period of play Alexei Drobin tapped it home on Ivan Bunov’s assist to cash in on a man-advantage. Dynamo had scored twice by that point – first Maxim Rogozin had converted on a 2-on-1 rush and then Sergei Bolshakov had beat Ivan Gamov on a great solo-dash.
The same players scored for Dynamo shortly before the second intermission. It looked that Sergei Bolshakov hit the bar but game official confidently confirmed the goal and didn’t even video review the play. A few minutes later Semyon Sorokin took a shot and the puck ended up underneath Gamov’s arm. It was slowly sliding towards the goal-line and Rogozin pushed it in. Dynamo win their third consecutive game against a Russian Far East team.
While Sakhalinskie Akuly were limited to just a single goal in their debut games against JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg (and even that one went in off a defenseman’s skate), they created their first scoring chance of the game against SKA-Varyagi St. Petersburg early on. Goaltender Nikita Melnichuk planted himself on top of the blue paint and a ‘Sharks’ forward made him pay for that. However, the goal was waved off after video review as the puck never crossed the line.
Home team opened scoring five minutes into the game. Nikita Shuidin sent it past Grigory Kolupayev from the slot. The visitors tied it up 10 seconds into the second period. Yegor Ageyev beat Melnichuk to convert on a powerplay. The teams traded goals midway through the period. Alexei Bozunov put Sakhalinskie Akuly in the lead and Denis Mikhnov tied it up two minutes later.
The visitors did well early in the third. The ‘Sharks’ had 90 seconds of a 2-man advantage followed by 90 more seconds of a regular powerplay but failed to regain the lead. SKA-Varyagi gradually shifted the momentum and with six minutes remaining in regulation Nikita Shuigin scored his second of the game to put his team back in the lead. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk weren’t spending much time in the offensive zone and it certainly didn’t look like they were going to find the equalizer. However, with 90 seconds on the clock Pavel Samsykin fired one top-shelf from mid-range and forced overtime.
Sakhalinskie Akuly killed off a penalty in the extra period and managed to convert on their own man-advantage. Danil Moskalyov roofed it to give the ‘Sharks’ their first win since returning to Parismatch Junior Hockey League.
Despite the fact that Kapitan and Riga were almost tied at shots (25-to-26), the visitors were down 5-0 midway through the third period. Ivan Kazakov scored a pair, while Yuri Kozhukhov, Grigory Ponkratov and Alexander Kulagin added a tally each past Janis Voris, who stayed in goal for the entire game.
Aside from the goal-fest, the game also featured a lot of brawls as the teams combined for 95 penalty minutes. It all began with a conflict between Feodor Kroschinsky and Kristaps Skrastins, who got off-setting minors. A few minutes later things really heated up on the ice as the teams engaged in a 5-on-5 brawl. The remainder of the game had hits in abundance but no more fights.
With 37 seconds remaining on the clock Roberts Prizevoits converted on a powerplay as he sent one past Leonid Sklyar. Riga head-coach Raimonds Vilkoits decided to pull his goaltender for the extra-attacker after that and it paid off – Latvian team converted on a powerplay as Arvils Bergmanis found the back of the net to end the game with a more respectable final score.
First period didn’t feature many scoring chances as the teams combined for just 11 shots on goal. The visitors got two minors over the stretch and were just 16 seconds away from killing their second when Atlanty solved Artyom Martynov. The teams picked up the pace in the second period and traded goals midway through it – Kirill Kabanov made it a 2-0 hockey game, but two minutes later Nikita Linnik sliced that lead in half.
Home team dominated in the third stanza. Nikita Gergankin scored a quick one, which was followed by Nikita Miller, Nikita Zimin and Roman Daryin getting a tally each to wrap up the blowout win.